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It baffles me at times how confusingly the simple of math landscaping is presented. It seems like things are every which way and there is always something that one might have "missed". This is of course nonsensical as mathematical equations of this industry are very simple. The hard part is oftentimes obtaining the correct facts. You can't have an equation without accurate data.
With math if you're ever confused all you have to do it set up an equation. Since 60% WDG (a type of active ingredient or AI) is 60 AI you have a ratio of active ingredient to total stuff sprayed. Since 6/10 of your spray is AI and you want to spray a total of 2 pounds of it by finding X (the amount of total stuff to spray) your formula looks like this: 2/X = 6/10 since they are both ratios. Multiply each side by X and 10 and the equation becomes 20 = 6X. Divide each side by 6 to find X. Middle school math (not to be condescending) 
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If you have one bucket that holds 2 gallons and one bucket that holds 7 gallons, how many buckets do you have ?
When I see the original question, to me, it sounds like this... You need to apply 100 lbs of 101010 fertilizer to a lawn. How many pounds of fertilizer do you need? um.... let's see, 100 lbs. I sure hope they would use the word "active ingredient" instead of herbicide in the first sentence, otherwise it may be confusing, or just a stupid question. 
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I hate tests that make you think. We all know that you should not cut more than a 3rd of the grass blade when cutting grass. Okay, so instead of asking how much of the blade should be cut when cutting grass, they ask "If your grass is 3 1/2 inches long, what should be the final size of the blade after cutting?" Ya know? Camon, why make us think.

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I think it would be a little hard to end up with 3.33 Lb of active if you only started with 2 lb of product. Quote:
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The reason why this industry is so confusing is that many times nothing is conclusive. Even if a conclusion is variable it is still a conclusion, and it is progress. Without this type of progress there is no systemic process for landscape professionals to do what should be easy. 
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I highly recommend this book. If you shop around you can find a copy for $25 or less.

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